Alonso López Finish Third Place at Misano World Circuit
At the Misano World Circuit, a great Alonso López scored the fourth podium of the season, closing the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix in third position. Bitter ending instead for Aldeguer who crashes ending his race early.
Great return of Alonshow in Misano! The Madrilenian shines again and does so on the circuit that saw him celebrate his first victory in Moto2 last season. After an excellent start in which he jumped from P6 to P4, Alonso remained behind the top three with a constant and fast pace, ensuring a good gap from the fifth. On the eighth lap, with Canet’s crash, he reached third position which he managed to maintain with great skill until the finish line where with enormous joy he sealed the third step of the podium.
Great return of Alonshow in Misano!
A difficult weekend for Fermin and his team, complicated by unexpected physical pain and a feeling that wasn’t always at the top with his Boscoscuro bike. Although the start was tough from P21, Fermin demonstrated from the first laps that he could move up and reach the points zone. Having settled in P15, he tried to close the gap to the rider in front of him, but with eight laps to go a crash ended his race early.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 3°
“Returning to the podium is always a thrill. After many races I brought home the result my team and I were hoping for. We have a very high level but we will try to do more and more to overtake the most competitive in the race. Thanks again to all my team!”.
( source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/garasanmarinogp2023/ )
It was a popular debut podium for Bo Bendsneyder.
NHK Helmet – It was time to race in Texas as the intermediate class headed into the Moto2™ Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. It was exactly what motorsport fans could’ve asked as a two-way scrap for the victory saw Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) outsmart Tony Arbolino (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) on the final lap of the Grand Prix, setting up the perfect championship rivalry in Moto2™. The battle for 3rd also raged on all race long, as Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) carved his way through the group on the final lap and took his debut podium.
Bendsneyder started fourth in that race. However, the Dutch racer was able to finish one strip better after a tough battle in America’s Moto2. Bendsneyder finished behind Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino. This achievement was Bendsneyder’s first podium in Moto2. On the podium of the American Moto2 Bendsneyder carried the Indonesian red and white flag. The 24-year-old racer holds tightly to the Indonesian flag and occasionally tries to unfurl it on the American Moto2 podium.
By reaching the third podium in Moto2 America 2023, Bo Bendsneyder has now collected 16 points from three races and is ranked 12th in the Moto2 2023 standings.
Ivan Ortola Winning for the first time in the Moto3 class.
NHK Helmet – This sunday Ivan Ortola added his name to the list of ‘immortals’ who have won a Grand Prix, winning for the first time in the Moto3 class, a race that in the end was not suitable for people with heart problems.
On the warm up lap Joshua Whatley crashed but was able to quickly get back on the bike and prepare for the start of the race. At the start, the highlight was Diogo Moreira, who secured the holeshot. Ayumu Sasaki was second ahead of Stefanbo Nepa. Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado rounded out the top five at the start of the race.
Amazing Race from Ivan Ortola in Moto3 Americas GP 2023
Ivan Ortola, in 14th, was the first to spin around the second 16th, beating the best lap that at the time was held by David Muñoz. With twelve laps to go Masiá and Sasaki relegated Moreira to third, with Sasaki in the provisional lead of the race.
Meanwhile Tatsuki Suzuki suffered a violent highside at turn five and retired to the garage with the bike badly destroyed. Soon after Sasaki, who was leading the race, beat the best lap so far, with ten laps to go. Ortolá, in sixth, was around half a second faster than the leader and gradually joined the top five.
Until the last five laps there were no changes in the top three, until Nepa reached third and relegated Moreira to fourth. On the next lap it was Masiá’s turn to successfully attack the lead, he who had won on this track last season.
Still, if there was little change at the front in the closing laps, the tension was palpable as six riders battled it out for victory in the leading pack. They were Masiá, Sasaki, Ortolá, Moreira, Xavier Artigas and Holgado with three laps to go.
The drama was coming for Sasaki, who crashed at turn 13, shortly after regaining the race lead. Masia, Moreira, Artigas and Holgado were the frontrunners with two laps to go.
NHK Moto3 Rider Ivan Ortola in Circuit of the Americas
The emotion seemed to have almost all been left for the final laps, when there were more changes at the front of the race. Ortolá took the lead on the last lap but Artigas soon took the lead. A risky overtaking by Moreira put him in second for a few laps after taking the lead of the race.
A mistake was costly for Moreira, who lost the lead to Ortola in the final corners. Masiá was second and it was on the last corner that Artigas overtook Moreira, to close out a podium made up of the winner Ortolá, Masia and Artigas.
( source : https://www.motorcyclesports.net/index.php/articles/full-heart-rate-racing-at-the-best-ivan-ortola-wins-for-the-first-time-in-a-race-with-a-hot-finish-in-moto3 )
Alonso Lopez Wins his Second Moto2 Victory
NHK Helmet – Perfect race of Alonso López who does not miss a shot and hits the second and memorable victory as a rookie despite the long lap penalty. At the Phillip Island Circuit comes Fermín Aldeguer’s best result of the season who stops a step back from the podium, finishing an over-the-top weekend in p4.
It is still the number #21 of the Beta Tools SpeedUp team to amaze everyone with a fantastic victory on his Boscoscuro bike. After a “López” start in which he took the lead after a few corners, Alonso managed in a few laps to create a gap of over two seconds from the other riders, thus managing to take the penalty without losing positions. In the following laps the Madrilenian continued to ride his Boscoscuro bike very well, increasing the gap from the second until he reached the finish line victorious, sealing his second win and fourth podium of the season.
Lopez dominates Moto2 despite penalty
Weekend to remember also for team #54 which reached the best result in the race today although the sensations on the track were different from those encountered during the other sessions. Fermín was able to manag the lack of grip very well from the first laps, keeping the pace high until the finish line by signing a fourth place at his first Australian Grand Prix.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 1st
“I am very happy with this race because I had a lot of fun on my Boscoscuro bike, it was amazing! Yesterday we knew that we could do it and in fact I hid an ace under the sleeve of my suit, literally!! Super happy with the pace with which I started the race and the gap obtained in the first laps that allowed me to perform the long lap without losing positions and then be able to increase it. And nothing, a crazy race, I think the best of my life!”.
( source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/race-australiangp-2022-win/ )
First incredible podium for López at the Silverstone circuit
NHK Helmet – At the Silverstone circuit Alonso López left everyone speechless with an incredible second place in the BritishGP on the Boscoscuro bike, while Aldeguer reached the points zone with the fifteenth position. The undisputed star of the intermediate class was undoubtedly the number 21 of the CAG SpeedUp team who yesterday confirmed his constant growth with an impeccable performance making space among the big ones.
Starting from eighth position on the grid, Alonso in a few corners reached the first positions behind Ogura, who then overtook at the end of the first lap thus taking the lead. From then on López excelled with a great pace keeping at bay the very skilled Fernandez, Ogura, Canet, Dixon. In the final laps, the most incisive of the race, Alonso was able to manage the pressure of the world leader, up to a few corners from the end, finishing in second position, taking his first podium in the Moto2 class.
Alonso López left everyone speechless with an incredible second place in the BritishGP
On the other side of the garage, a more complicated return from the summer break for Aldeguer and his team who faced the English weekend with some difficulties. The number 54, who started from the twentieth position, started well and recovered four positions. The sensations that Fermín had did not allow him to advance so the young rider was good at keeping pace without being overtaken until he crossed the finish line in the points area, finishing fifteenth in the BritishGP.
ALONSO LÓPEZ #21: 2nd
“I am really delighted to have finally reached the first podium in Moto2. As soon as I got to the grid I told Eros, my technical boss, that I felt that the grip was good especially at the rear, and so I knew I could have a good race! I learned a lot and gave everything I had while having fun like a kid. Thank you very much to all the sponsors, the team for their work and all the people who support me from home!”.
(source : https://www.teamspeedup.it/race-britishgp/)
Bo Bendsneyder & President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
NHK Helmet – Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team Moto2 racer, Bo Bendsneyder, is one of 20 world-class racers meet President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on wednesday 16 March 2022, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta Indonesia. Bo Bendsneyder and 19 other racers take part in the parade with Jokowi. This activity is part of the Mandalika MotoGP racing series at the Mandalika Circuit which will take place on 18-20 March 2022. The parade with Jokowi on Wednesday, March 16. The parade start and end at the Merdeka Palace.
President Jokowi welcome the racers at the Merdeka Palace
Bo Bendsneyder with other racers and President Joko Widodo
President Jokowi first welcome the racers at the Palace before holding a parade with the racers. Ahead of the parade, Bo Bendsneyder admitted that he was looking forward to meeting with Jokowi. However, he also admitted that he was nervous about meeting the number one person in Indonesia.
Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team Moto2 racer Parade in Jakarta, Indonesia.
“I can’t wait to meet the President,” said Bendsneyder at the Mandalika GP Hub press conference, Jakarta, Thursday, March 10, 2022. “But I’m still nervous and I don’t know what will be discussed later with him. The point is I want to meet the president soon,” he added.
(source : https://pcpinfos.com/motogp-mandalika-recognition-of-moto2-racers-who-will-meet-jokowi/)